Mar 17, 2015

Impact Investing & Microfinance conference, 29 April 2015

Is the creation of an environmental or social impact by a company or an organization no more than a by-product that, at best, pays off indirectly through a positive corporate image? To what extent should asset managers encourage corporations they invest in to create social impact? Can a company actually generate additional income by directly marketing the social impact it is creating? Is the active marketing of social impact even a precondition for achieving a return on impact investing – and for making social impact investable? And if so, how can social impact be priced?

What matters really : generate measurable social and environmental impact or a financial return?

These are only a few of the questions that will be discussed at the 2015 Impact Investing and Microfinance Conference organized by the Association of the Luxembourg Fund Industry (ALFI) in collaboration with the Global Impact Investing Network (GIIN), the European Microfinance Platform (e-MFP), and the Luxembourg Fund Labelling Agency LuxFlag. The conference that will bring together industry professionals, practitioners and researchers from a broad variety of national and supra-national organisations, banks and asset management companies, investment funds and Microfinance Institutions, will be held on Wednesday, 29 April in Luxembourg.

Speakers and panelists will come amongst others from BNP Paribas (France), Triodos Investment Management (The Netherlands), European Investment Fund (Luxembourg), PHB Development (Belgium), M-Kopa (Kenia), the Consultative Group to assist the Poorest – CGAP (USA), Urwego Opportunity Bank Ltd (Rwanda), Triple Jump Advisory Services (The Netherlands) and Bridges Venture LLP (United Kingdom), Circularity Capital LLP (United Kingdom), Arendt & Medernach (Luxembourg), Bamboo Finance Group (Switzerland), the Global Impact Investing Network (USA), the European Microfinance Platform (Luxembourg) and the Social Venture Fund (Germany).

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